Item Details

Baunscheidt Lebenswecker (Counter-Irritant Device)

Format
Online; Physical Object
Type
Wood (Plant Material); Metal
Summary
Instrument used in baunscheidtism, a homeopathic skin irritation and eruption method that was popular during the second half of the nineteenth century. "Lebenswecker" is translated "life-awakener" or "resuscitator."
Date Created
1860; circa 1860
Description
3 x 3 x 25.7 cm
Collection
University of Virginia Medical Artifacts Collection
Notes
Donated by D.F. Weaver
Location
Historical Collections & Services, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, Charlottesville, Va.
Retrieval ID
artifacts00785
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